Day: January 16, 2015

Wrong Responses to Charlie Hebdo

Source: NY Times: Leaders in Europe are justifiably trying to figure out what they should be doing to prevent terrorist attacks like the recent massacre at the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Regrettably, some politicians are proposing the kind of Internet censorship and surveillance that would do little to protect […]

‘Anti-fascist’ mob

Source: The Local A mass of 600 people stormed through central Leipzig on Thursday evening, attacking local government buildings, smashing shop windows, destroying police vehicles and spray painting anti-fasacist slogans along the way. More:

One-a-Day Commandment of the Holy Quran – 354. Commandment – To spend your money on the kindred and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and those who ask for charity, and for ransoming the captives

354. Commandment – To spend your money on the kindred and the orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and those who ask for charity, and for ransoming the captives [2:178] It is not righteousness that you turn your faces to the East or the West, but truly righteous is […]

Duke University announced it would broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from its iconic chapel, then backed down after threats of violence

theatlantic.com: When I was working on the student paper at Duke, we’d get a letter to the editor once a year or so that would lament that the university had lost touch with it religious roots as Trinity College, a Methodist school. The correspondents would invariably cite the university motto, […]